Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Houston Chapter records MS 207



creator International Association of Administrative Professionals. Houston Chapter
Title: International Association of Administrative Professionals, Houston Chapter records
Dates: 1948-2003
Identification: MS 207
Quantity: 3 Linear Feet(2 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Organizational note

The International Association of Administrative Profesionals (IAAP) was founded in 1942 as the National Secretaries Association (NSA). The purpose of the NSA is to improve the standards of the secretarial profession, to provide educational benefits, and to sponsor civic and social activities.

The Houston Chapter of the NSA was chartered on September 28, 1948 at a meeting in the Sam Houston Hotel with 29 charter members. Houston hosted the National Convention for NSA in 1951 at the Shamrock Hotel. The Houston chapter estabilished its first scholarship at the University of Houston for a "worthy high school graduate interested in a secretarial career." The organization changed names in 1981 to Professional Secretaries International and again in 1998 to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) to encompass the large number of varied administrative job titles and recognize the advancing role of administrative support staff in business and government.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains administrative records of the Houston Chapter of the IAAP from its founding in 1948 through 2003. Committee reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and newsclippings pertain to the chapter's activities. There are also materials from regional and national associations represented in the collection.


Arrangement

Series I. Houston Chapter Administration and Organization Series II. Scrapbooks and Photographs Series III. Newsclippings and Publications Series IV. Regional and National Associations Series V. Oversize Materials

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the International Association of Administrative Professionals, Houston Chapter records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
International Association of Administrative Professionals. Houston Chapter
Genres
newsletters
scrapbooks
annual reports
photographs

Separated Material

The Houston Chapter's monthly newsletter Strikeovers published 1949-1996 have been catalogued separately and are available in the Woodson Research Center call number: HD8039 .S58 P76.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

International Association of Administrative Professionals, Houston Chapter records, 1948-2003, MS 207, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Acquisition Note

Lillian Mayo, President of the Houston Chapter IAAP donated these records in July 2015.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Houston Chapter Administration and Organization

box folder
1 1 Awards and Certificates
2 Bylaws 1958, 1959, 1962
Sub-Series I. Committees
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1 3 Committee Chairs 1967-68
4 Committees Annual Reports 1949-55
5 Committees Annual reports 1955-58
6 Committees Annual reports 1959-60
7 Committees Annual reports 1960-61
8 Committees Annual reports 1969-70
9 Committees Annual reports 1977-78
10 Committees Annual reports 1978-79
11-13 Bulletin Committee 1988-89
14 Bylaws Committee 1968-69
15 Historian Reports 1965-66
16 Historian Reports 1966-67
17 Historian Reports 1967-68
18 Historian Reports 1968-71
19 Historian Reports 1971-75
20 Historian Reports 1976-77
21 Historian Reports 1977-78
22 Historian Reports 1978-79
23 Historian Reports 1979-80
24 Historian Reports 1980-81
25 Historian Reports 1986-97
26 Historian Reports 1998-99
27 Membership Committee 1964-1974
28 Tellers Committee Report April 1975
Sub-Series II. Correspondence
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1 29-31 1968-89
Sub-Series III. Education
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1 32 CPS Award Dinner 1967-68, 1970-72
33 CPS Encouragement Programs 1975
34 CPS Examination
35 CPS Incentive Awards
36 CPS Tuition Scholarship Award
37 NSA Education
38 Educational Seminars 1956-2003
39 Scholarships
40 Sam Houston Endowed Scholarship 1997
Sub-Series IV. Events
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1 41 Annual Seminar for Secretaries 1968-73
42 Bosses Dinner 1965, 1968
43 Executives Recognition Banquet 1967, 1980, 1993
44 Introductory remarks, various
45 Secretary of the Year
46 Sub-Series V. Financial 1990
Sub-Series VI. History
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1 47 Houston Chapter (bound volume) 1991
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2 1-2 Houston Chapter history
Sub-Series VII. Membership
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2 3 Roster 1950
4 Rosters 1964, 1967-68
Membership.mdb on CD-RW
5 Program and Directory 1962-63, 1963-64
6 Membership Data Book Information 1970-79
7 Clarice Sanders (Secretary of the Year 1960)
8 Honorary Membership 1952
9 Honorary Membership 1956-69
Sub-Series VIII. Meeting Minutes
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2 10 Meeting Minutes 1972, 1974
11 Board Meeting Reports 1974, 1975
12 Meeting Summary July 16, 1991



Series II. Scrapbooks and Photographs

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2 13 Scrapbook boards (Houston Convention, Membership Tea) 1949-1951
14 Scrapbook pages 1940s-1950s
15 Scrapbook pages 1949-1950s
16 Scrapbook pages - Guests
17 Scrapbook pages - Chapter Members 1950-1980s
18 Scrapbook - Elsie McDowell, NSA/CPS 1978-1986
19 Photographs



Series III. Newsclippings and Publications

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2 20 Newsclippings 1960s-1990s
21 Publications - Miscellaneous
22 The Secretary August 1955, June/July 1976
23 Today's Secretary November 1966
24 Parliamentary Journal July 1970
25 Career Track Fall 1990
26 PSI Vision September 1990, December 1990, March 1991



Series IV. Regional and National Associations

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2 27 Future Secretaries Association 1974
28 NSA - Southwestern District Regional Meeting programs 1949-1951
29 NSA - History of the Southwest District May 1967
30 NSA - Texas - Louisiana Division Meeting May 1961
31 IAAP - Texas - Louisiana Division directory 1988-89
32 Texas - Louisiana Division Officers by year 1952-1984
33 Texas-Louisiana Division Ledger 1999
34 NSA Brochure
35 NSA Manual 1946
36 NSA National Convention programs 1949, 1951
37 NSA Secretaries Week 1963, 1974, n.d.
38 NSA International Bylaws, Standing Rules and Procedures 1974
39 NSA Minutes of 29th Annual Convention July 1974
40 NSA Program of the Year 1975
41 PSI Auditors' reports 1984
42 PSI "Now is the Decade of the Professional Secretary" VHS 1984
43 NSA Amendment proposals
44 NSA "A Secretary Credo"
45 NSA Comparison Survey
46 PSI Speakers Bureau



Series V. Oversize Materials

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3 NSA Scrapbook 1960-61
History of Houston Chapter 1948-1952
Award of Special Merit March 19, 1963
Photograph Houston Chapter members pool party July 9, 1951